A man suffering from an acute illness was airlifted from an oil rig south east of Shetland earlier today. Shetland Coastguard received the call at 3.25pm. Rescue helicopter R900 attended and took the casualty to the airport at Dyce. He was then taken by ambulance to hospital in Aberdeen. His condition is not known.
A pilot has been praised for his quick thinking when a council plane was forced to turn back to Fair Isle after suffering engine failure shortly after take-off.
The plummeting number of public toilets in Scotland could leave people unwilling to leave the house for fear of being “caught short”.
Ann Cleeves has become synonymous with Shetland: both the place and the television series of the same name.
CalMac ferry breakdown triggers renewed calls for Emergency Towing Vessel to be stationed at Stornoway
The breakdown of a CalMac ferry in the Minch has triggered renewed calls for an Emergency Towing Vessel (ETV) to be stationed at Stornoway.
It’s 12 years since bestselling crime author Ann Cleeves first introduced detective Jimmy Perez to the world in her novel Raven Black.
Transport Secretary Michael Matheson is facing demands to outline how he will resolve a dispute that has delayed the introduction of cheaper fares on ferries to Orkney.
The population of the north-east fell last year after more than 20,000 people moved away and far fewer arrived to make the region their home.
A “thug” and “bully” who terrorised two 13-year-olds was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment at Lerwick Sheriff Court yesterday.
Police are appealing for information following a serious assault in the Sundhamar area of Lerwick.
A former primary school in Shetland is set to enjoy a new lease of life as a brewery after council planners gave the idea the green light.
Demand for Shetland Foodbank over the last six months was 40% up on the same period last year, according to new figures.
The UK Government has announced a £600 million support package for offshore wind power which could be “transformative” for remote island communities.
Three middle-aged men from Dunfermline who attempted to smuggle £5,000 worth of cannabis resin into Shetland were sent to prison for a total of 20 months at Lerwick Sheriff Court yesterday.
NorthLink Ferries announced yesterday passenger numbers to the Northern Isles have soared by 10% since the firm took over the ferry service in July 2012.
Shetland man crashed his car, walked around in his boxer shorts and then sexually assaulted two women who stopped to help him
A Lerwick man whose “extremely bizarre behaviour” resulted in him crashing a car before sexually assaulting two women is due to learn his fate in August after admitting a string of offences.
Shetland has moved a major step towards hosting its own space centre – just days after plans for a satellite-launching site in Sutherland won backing.
Plans to transform a historic Shetland house into a visitor centre have fallen by the wayside because they are not “sustainable”.
A Lerwick man who shouted and swore at his partner and threw her mobile phone against a wall the day before he was sent to prison on another matter has had two months added to his jail sentence.
Altering bus and ferry times to make them fit better around the new school timetable will cost Shetland Islands Council around £47,000 a year.
A man from Aberdeen was released on bail yesterday after appearing at Lerwick Sheriff from custody accused of assaulting his partner.
Ten projects which could generate more than 600 jobs through increased productivity and economic growth have been identified by Shetland Islands Council (SIC) ahead of negotiations with government on securing an islands deal.
An appeal has been issued by Shetland Islands Council relating to those who may have concerns over their private water supplies drying up during the current spell of dry weather.
Over 4,500 properties across Shetland lost power on Friday morning after a lorry struck an overhead power line at the Lerwick Power Station.
Ten projects which could generate more than 600 jobs through increased productivity and economic growth have been identified by Shetland Islands Council ahead of negotiations with government on securing an islands deal.
A coach company is to take over the transport of patients arriving from Orkney and Shetland to Aberdeen hospitals from the Red Cross.
Strike action at Aberdeen Airport must not disrupt medical flights taken by patients from the islands, a local MSP has warned.
Graduating from Robert Gordon University came as something of a relief for a Shetland woman who juggled her duties as the mum of two young children with studying over the past several years.
Northern Isles MP Alistair Carmichael claims he is unsure if “much good” will come from Donald Trump’s controversial visit to the UK because of the president’s seeming lack of engagement on issues.
School pupils from the Northern Isles are briefing passengers and crew in newly vamped safety announcements on board three NorthLink ferries.
Three pupils from Shetland and two from Orkney have been caught with knives in schools since the start of last year.
Five alleged immigration offenders have been arrested by a Home Office enforcement team and police in an operation at two Shetland takeaways.